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  • Published: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164528
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $22.99
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Take No Farewell




Brain-teasing thriller from the 'master of the clever twist'

Geoffrey Staddon had never forgotten the house called Clouds Frome, his first important commission and the best thing he had ever done as an architect. Twelve years before the day in September 1923 when a paragraph in the newspaper made his blood run cold, he had turned his back on it for the last time, turned his back on the woman he loved, and who loved him. But when he read that Consuela Caswell had been charged with murder by poisoning he knew, with a certainty that defied the great divide of all those years, that she could not be guilty. As the remorse and shame of his own betrayal of her came flooding back, he knew too that he could not let matters rest. And when she sent her own daughter to him, pleading for help, he knew that he must return at last to Clouds Frome and to the dark secret that it held.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2011
  • ISBN: 9780552164528
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Robert Goddard

Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire in 1954. He was educated at Price’s School Fareham, and Peterhouse, Cambridge where he read History. He unsuccessfully pursued various career options, finally spending ten years as a local government officer. Frustrated with a lot of contemporary fiction, he set out to write a novel that did what he wanted more novels to do: tell a tightly constructed and densely plotted story engrossingly and satisfyingly. The result was Past Caring and when it became a success he realised that he had, in fact, always been a writer.

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Praise for Take No Farewell

“'Don't, I implore you, read the last pages first, for you'll spoil the book's best surprise if you do'”

Sunday Press, Dublin

“'His narrative power, strength of characterisation and superb plots, plus the ability to convey the atmosphere of the period quite brilliantly, make him compelling reading'”

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“'A master storyteller'”

Independent on Sunday


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